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Sat, Mar 28 10:59am · Smart watch to monitor heart in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I have had a apple watch since March. It records my heartbeat, steps, exercise and will do an ECG. My cardiologist was impressed with the ECG's that I printed for him. The ECG Reports can also be sent to your doctor as a pdf file. I purchased the watch because I thought I was having Afib episodes, but found out I wasn't having any Afib episodes. Having to watch has given me such peace of mind.

Sat, Mar 28 10:59am · Smart watch to monitor heart in Heart Rhythm Conditions

A safety feature of an apple watch is if you fall and do not move for 1 minute, it will notify your contacts of a possible emergency.

Sun, Mar 1 8:29pm · Having First Ablation: What to Expect in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you all for your helpful information. I'm still waiting for an appointment. My cardiologist made a referral, but I am having an echo done and they may be waiting for the results.

Wed, Feb 19 7:39pm · Having First Ablation: What to Expect in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for your help!

Wed, Feb 19 7:37pm · Having First Ablation: What to Expect in Heart Rhythm Conditions

My cardiologist feels I have been reasonably controlled on the sotalol, but I am having breakthrough episodes and a heartbeat that is a little slower than he would like.

Wed, Feb 19 4:30pm · Having First Ablation: What to Expect in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for the helpful information.

I have had AFIB for about 12 years. I rarely have had an episode over the years but during the last 6 months, I have had AFIB about once a month and each time it lasts longer. In the last year I lost 40 pounds and my heart rate is under 50 about 50-55% of the day so I scheduled time with the cardiologist. He reduced my Sotalol from 120mg 2X daily to 80 mg AM and 120 mg PM. Three months later, I went in for a recheck and my cardiologist recommended I see a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and he sent a letter of referral, but I have not received a call from them yet. The Cardiac Electrophysiologist is 500 miles away.

So, looking for information before I travel for my appointment. I appreciate your help!

Tue, Feb 18 9:34pm · Having First Ablation: What to Expect in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Cardiologist recommends ablation for AFIB. I've never had an ablation. What is the process? What is the procedure? What should I expect? Looking to someone to educate me on ablations.